Are you fond of those tiny, adorable-looking illustrations that sometimes convey more than the text itself? Yes, icons! There are a whole lot of sources from where you can download and use icon-sets, and that too, absolutely free of cost!
Here is a list of 20 fantastic free icon sets you would love to use.
Flatalicious: it contains a set of 48 free icons that are based on the flat-design. Each of them can be resized as per your requirement.
Pixeden: again flat-based and designed in a minimalistic fashion, each pictogram is in a PhotoShop Document, vector format.
FlatIcon PSD: a set of 20 icons in vector format. The available sizes are 128*128 and they are inspired by icons of Google.Being full-shaped vectors, they can be easily edited. Another attractive feature about them is that they are free and available for both personal and commercial use.
Flat UI: created by Designmodo, this particular set includes a flat U/I icons. They are designed for major interface and contain features like clock, task-list and calendar.
Flat Custom CS Icons: designed by Tom Newton, they are a compilation of 15 flat custom Adobe CreativeSuite Icons. They are available in the .icons form.
Flat Credit Card Icons Freebie: they are but a slightly different version of the Adobe CreatveSuite icon set..
Free social media icons: catering to the social media frenzy, this is a set of icons depicting the logo of all popular networking sites.
Macbook Icons: icons that are designed especially for Macbook owners.
Project Icons: a set of over 165 icons that is available in PNG, ICNS and ICO formats. A template is given below:
Adobe CS5 Master-Collection Icons: a collection of over 24 icons that are created in the size of 128*128pixels. The format available is PNG or Portable Network Graphics.
Gift Icons: the icons are in the size-range of 128*128 and 64*64:
Currency Stock Icons : the sizes available are 64*64 and 512*512, in PNG format
Twitter Icons : available in varied dimensions in PNG format:
Mobile Icon Set: is a 10-icon set in the size-range of 32*32 to 128*128
Shopping Cart Icons:an essential feature that should be present on every e-commerce website, shopping cart icons are very common and are thus designed in varied forms and sizes:
Payment Option Icons: contain logos of various payment options that are available in an e-commerce transaction.
Credit Card Icon Set: It has a set of logos depicting various kinds of credit card payment options.
Weby Icon-Set: a compilation comprising of over 100 icons that indicate different processes and stages in the e-commerce. The set includes both credit as well as shopping carts.
Consumerism and Shopping Icon-Set: it is a set of 16 icons, including shopping bags and carts.
Circular Icons: a set consisting of 100 similar rounded icons that appear attractive due to the difference in shape.
Before you proceed to use any of the freebies available out there, take some time to consider whether or not the icons are for commercial use. At times, the designer expects you to give her/him credit too.
If you are looking for more flat design, check out 35 Website Layouts using Flat Illustrated Graphics and Icons.
About the author
Ananya Srivastava is a tech writer working with EnablingBiz eSolutions – a leading Internet marketing and web agency that offers a wide range of Internet marketing, web design and development services. EnablingBiz also provides white-label services to design and development firms in North America and Europe. Join us on Facebook.